Summer 2019 (Hawaii)

COURSE READINGS & ACTIVITIES

Session 1 (7/22): Understanding Hazards & Disasters

Location: University of Hawaii

Required:

Recommended (Grad Student Required):

Session 2 (7/23): Earthquakes & Mudslides

Location: University of Hawaii 

Required:

Recommended:

Session 3 (7/24): Site Visit—National Disaster Preparedness Training Center

Location: University of Hawaii 

Required: 

 Session 4 (7/25): Fires

Location: University of Hawaii

Required:

Recommended:

  • A.L. Westerling and D.R. Cayan, “Climate, Santa Ana Winds and Autumn Wildfires in Southern California,”EOS, vol. 85(31), 3, AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION. August 2004. 
  • Carl Seielstad, “Reconsidering Wildland Fire Use: Perspectives from the Northern Rockies,” USDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-73. 2015.

Session 5 (7/26): Storms and Floods

Location: University of Hawaii

Required:

  • Lucy Jones, “Ch. 4. What We Forget: California, United States, 1861-62,” The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them),DoubleDay, 2018, pp. 13-26. [Book Required]
  • Lucy Jones, “Ch. 6. When the Levee Breaks: Mississippi, United States, 1927,” The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them),DoubleDay, 2018, pp. 95-116. [Book Required]
  • Lucy Jones, “Ch. 8. A Study in Failure: New Orleans, Louisiana, United State, 2005,” The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them),DoubleDay, 2018, pp. 95-116. [Book Required]
  • Harold Brooks, “The Truth about Twisters. New Scientist, 02624079, 5/5/2012, Vol. 214, Issue 2863
  • National Climate Estimate, “Could climate change make Atlantic hurricanes worse?,” Climate.gov, May 29, 2019,https://www.climate.gov/news-features/climate-qa/could-climate-change-make-atlantic-hurricanes-worse

Recommended:

Session 6 (7/29): Site Visit—Monitoring and Managing Crisis Situations

Location: NOAA & Pearl Harbor

Required:

Recommended (Grad Student Required):

Session 7 (7/30 Morning): Disaster and Crisis Management

Location: University of Hawaii

Required:

Recommended (Grad Student Required):

Session 8 (7/30 Afternoon): Federal Emergency Management Agency

Location: University of Hawaii

Required:

Recommended (Grad Student Required):

  • Colby Stanton, “Punching above Their Weight: The Homeland Security Contributions of the U.S. Pacific Territories,” Executive Summary, Homeland Security Affairs, March 2019,

Session 9 (7/31): Challenges in Disaster Management

Location: Center for Excellence in Disaster Management

Required:

  • Read biography for guest speaker: Mr. Joseph Martin, Center for Excellence in Disaster Management

Recommended:

  • Stephanie Pezard, David E. Thaler, Beth Grill, Ariel Klein, Sean Robson, The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DMHA): An Assessment of Roles and Missions, Rand Corporation, download full PDF at: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1332.html

Session 10 (8/1): Technological & Manmade Disasters

Location: University of Hawaii

Required:

Recommended (Grad Student Required):

Session 11 (8/2): Volcanoes—Excursion

Required:

  • National Park Service, “What’s Going On With the Volcano?,” https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/lava2.htm
  • Lucy Jones, “Ch. 1. Brimstone and Fire from out of Heaven: Pompeii, Roman Empire, AD 79,” The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them), pp. 13-27. [Book Required]
  • Lucy Jones, “Ch. 3. The Greatest Catastrophe: Iceland, 1783,” The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them),DoubleDay, 2018, pp. 43-59. [Book Required]
  • Robin George Andrews, “America’s Most Hazardous Volcano Erupted This Year. Then It Erupted and Erupted,” New York Times, December 12, 2018, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/12/science/kilauea-hawaii-volcano-eruption.html

Recommended:

Session 12 (8/3): Tsunamis 

Required:

  • Visit to Pacific Tsunami Museum in Hilo.
  • Discussion Session: Lucy Jones, “Ch. 10. The Island of Ill Fortune: Tohoku, Japan, 2011,” The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them), DoubleDay, 2018, pp. 117-134. [Required Book]

Final Day (8/4): Return to San Diego

  • Students will check out of hotel accommodations at Hilo and should book travel to return to San Diego on or after 8/4.